Wawakapewin First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Family Well Being Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9 
Family Well-Being Program, Head Office - Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 100 Back St, Unit 200, Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1L2 
Phone 807-625-4939, toll-free 1-800-465-9952, fax 807-623-7730
Description (Service) Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) initiative to assist each Indigenous community to design and deliver their own holistic, prevention-focused services/programs and cultural supports to promote a healthy community and support families as needed in the community 
  • Focus is on improving the overall health and well-being of communities and to empower families to build healthy relationships 
  • Works to eliminate family violence, the number of youth involved in the justice system and the number of children in care
Activities and programs provided can include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Activities that revitalize Native language 
  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and intervention 
  • Community events such as feasts 
  • Family circles, counselling and child/youth support groups 
  • Referrals to other programs and services 
  • School programs 
  • Traditional land-based healing events
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Wawakapewin First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wawakapewin First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Kasabonika Nursing Station: 807-535-1189 
Wawakapewin Sub-Office, Sioux Lookout: 807-737-2662
Fax 807-737-4226
E-Mail info@wawakapewin.ca
Website www.wawakapewin.ca
Primary Contact Rhoda Meekis, Family Well Being Program Coordinator; Phone: (Cell) 807-738-1937; Email: rhoda@meekis.com
Alternate Contact Janina Meekis, Band Administrator; Phone: 807-737-2662; Email: janinam@wawakapewin.ca
Site Location Reserve is approx 350 km N of Sioux Lookout on Long Dog Lake, located along SE shores of Asheweig River, a tributary of the Winisk River
Located In Community Wawakapewin First Nation
Address Wawakapewin First Nation, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Family Well Being Program 
PO Box 477 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A8
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2017
Funding Regional / Municipal - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) ; Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)